Author: Andriy Frolkin

Andriy Frolkin (1957) is a Ukrainian chess composer, winner of many awards.

What is the smallest number of moves needed to result in this unusual position?

Remark: The second board is provided for analysis.

The shortest game takes just 4 moves:

1. Nf3 e5
2. Nxe5 Ne7
3. Nxd7 Nec6
4. Nxb8 Nxb8